Beth at MOMFormation wrote a great piece yesterday about how we define / describe ourselves. According to a recent article in Newsweek, the most common word used to describe First Lady Michelle Obama is “classy,” which I think is unsurprising, despite her reputation as an incredible mother, she has created a life for herself worth descriptions beyond “mother.” It got Beth to thinking about how we (her readers and fellow moms) would define ourselves, or how the world would come to define us if we were placed in the public spotlight. She hasn’t answered the question yet herself, and I’ll confess I’m not sure where I’d know to begin.
I am incredibly proud of my role as a mother. It’s the most fulfilling thing I’ve done thus far, and at the moment I don’t think there is anything wrong with that – I’m young and this is now. But how will I feel later? I have no idea. I know mothers can struggle a lot with their identity outside of motherhood so I thought this would be an interesting discussion to pass along to you, my readers, in case you haven’t read Beth’s article.
How do you define yourself? What one word would you use to describe yourself? What word do you think others would use? What word would you like them to use?